Bonding to zirconia

Thursday, March 22, 2012: 12:15 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Session Type: Lunch and Learning
1.25 CE hours

Sponsored by: Dental Materials
Description: This session will provide knowledge on mechanisms of adhesion to ceramic substrates. The difference to silica based ceramic surfaces will be discussed as well as mechanical and chemical bonding. Luting agents, surface treatments and experimental experience will be presented and discussed in the focus of long term stability.
Learning Objectives:
To compare mechanical vs. chemical bonding
Understanding the basic adhesion principles
To discuss the long term stability ot the adhesive interface
Bonding to zirconia
U. LOHBAUER, Dept. of Operative Dentistry & Period, University of Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany
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